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Simultaneous Bilateral Rupture of the Pectoralis Major TendonA Case Report
Benjamin K. Potter, MD1; Ronald A. LehmanJr., MD1; William C. Doukas, MD1
1 Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20307-5001. E-mail address for W.C. Doukas: william.doukas@na.amedd.army.mil
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The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.
The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government.
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, and the Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2004 Jul 01;86(7):1519-1521
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Rupture of the pectoralis major is being reported with increasing frequency1. Historically, injuries typically have resulted from accidental trauma, whereas recent injuries have occurred as a result of athletic competition or weight-lifting. During the last three decades, treatment trends have progressed toward more aggressive, early surgical repair for most injuries2-8. We report the case of a patient who sustained simultaneous bilateral rupture of the pectoralis major tendon. To our knowledge, this condition has not been previously reported in the English-language literature. Our patient was informed that data concerning the case would be submitted for publication. The patient agreed and, additionally, voluntarily supplied us with the initial post-injury photograph (Fig. 1).
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